If you've read my bio on Domestic Sluttery, or indeed this blog, or are lucky enough to see my Facebook pictures, you'll realise that I quite enjoy dressing like a sailor. Navy stripes, old-fashioned tattoo emblems, retro shorts: sign me up for all of the above please. Seagull accessories sometimes too. It's no surprise then that my heart skipped a little quicker when I saw this blue sailor dress from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel.
Slightly gimmicky yes, but it's girlishly fun. Its loose shape and easy style makes me think of 1920s-style frolics by the French Riviera. It makes me long for carefree days of running around barefoot on the beach. In short, it creates all those sort of fantasies that make me love the nautical look so much.
It is a saddening £325 so I severely doubt it will end up anywhere near either my wardrobe or indeed the beach. It provides an excellent excuse, however, to play one of my favourite songs, itself with a lovely video which has lots of romantic connotations for me (some involving sailor costumes). Sigh.
I've got the day off on Friday so I'm hoping to make a little pilgrimage to the coast. I'll report back, though I don't think February in the UK offers too much opportunity to run around barefoot...